Sunday, November 8, 2009

uh. that is so not cool.

My computer blew up. Well, technically the "hard drive crashed" which is actually a hardware issue where something that spins or something that holds breaks and the machine goes from working fine one minute to not ever working again the next.

Being a very great fool, I had not backed up my computer in a long time. Can you say "i-tunes" and "i-photo" all lost? Yea, how about "i-calendar" - which is a program that keeps me sane and remembering things like "what day of the week is the parent teacher conference?" It's all gone. 1900 photos gone.

So I call around to see how much to get my information off this computer *a mac, and do you know what they told me??? $980. SO I called another place. "Between $200 and $1000, probably closer to $1000 though". OK. Um. I could buy another computer, or two, for that much money. $980.... so NOT cool.


Chele said...

I'm sorry. I know this really really really sucks. I lost another harddrive last year with NO backup, 10 years of stuff down the drain and I didn't even had kids :(. Did you try starting in safe mode? That is the only way I got a few things this time. Go to and get a BIG flash drive, they are CHEAP there. Then you can just copy them over once every week or so. At least for the future if you can't get the stuff off now :(.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am soooo sad for you. Our computer is bound to crap out any day now, I am sooo scared.

GOOD GOOD LUCK this weekend, you will be amazing. Let me know if you want to read any GOOD First MArathon stories, I will send you a few links of my favorite Bloggy First M-Day successes..